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Re: 5 Most Important Questions to Ask OSHA


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From: Wayne Pferdehirt (pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 14 1998 - 10:48:28 CDT


Following are some suggested questions provided by GATF. Any
feedback re. which of these or others proposed so far (or others you
suggest) are the 5 most important to ask OSHA? Speak up to be
counted.

-Wayne

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From: rhartwig@printing.org
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:42:57 EDT
To: Pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu
Subject: Questions for OSHA

Here are some questions Gary and I have put together.

1. Is cleaning a moving blanket a violation of any OSHA standard? IF
so which ones?

2. Why doesn't OSHA take any action against the suppliers and/or
manufacturers which provide data sheets for the poor information they
contain?

3. How can a printer know if they are meeting the machine guarding
standards?

4. How does OSHA expect a small printer (20 or less) to comply with
all these regulations? Why not develop a short form for compliance?

5. With the injury and illness rates coming down, why is OSHA
pursuing an ergonomics standard?

6. When is OSHA going to introduce their simplified injury and
illness standard?

7. How does OSHA expect non-safety officials to train on the various
standards (Lo/To, HazCom, PPE)? Hiring a consultant is not the answer
for most of the smaller printers with limited financial resources.

8. Is OSHA looking at developing industry specific regulations?

Rick Hartwig
GATF


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